This website monitors the 5G market, assessing progress towards EU policy goals such as the 5G Action Plan, the 5G Security Toolbox and the Digital Decade.


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5G Observatory Scoreboard

The scoreboard provides an overview of the state of 5G in the European Union. It is updated regularly.

Latest News in Europe

Emerging operator 1&1 to launch OpenRAN network

The German company says it will launch its own network on December 8th.

EU 5G and 6G funding initiative announces 2024 work programme

The Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) programme earmarks €129 million in funding for 6G projects.

Tele2 Latvia 5G data consumption grows

The mobile operator says consumption of mobile data in its 5G network has grown 13x this year.

Latvia auctions more 3.6 GHz band spectrum

An additional 50 MHz has been assigned to local operators Tele2 and LMT.

5G Observatory releases annual stakeholder workshop summary

If you missed the workshop first held on the 26th of October, a summary report is now available for download.

Orange Spain to use 5G for fire prevention

The mobile operator will use a combination of technologies to prevent fires at agricultural sites and warehouses.

4iG promises to boost 5G investment

The Hungarian telecoms firm has signed an agreement the the Government to expand its network.

Netherlands opens up 3.6 GHz band for local 5G networks

Local 5G network permits will be available from December 2023.

Vodafone Germany accelerates 5G deployment near railways

Vodafone says it has built over 225 new mobile masts since the start of the year.

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Latest News outside Europe

Nearly 40% of the world is now covered by 5G says ITU

The UN agency has released a tranche of new data for the Facts and Figures 2023 update.

T-Mobile uses standalone 5G and network slicing at Formula 1 race

The operator was the official wireless provider for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

UK port launches site-wide 5G private network

Together with Ericsson and BT, the Port of Tyne has now deployed its new 5G network.

Large 5G testbed launches in Northern Ireland

Local technology consortium Smart Nano NI is leading this initiative.

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